2017 Free Agent center fielder Michael Williams!
Interview conducted on 12/24/2015
Who are you playing with in 2017?
Free Agent – email@example.com
What positions do you play and what is your best position?
Anywhere in the outfield… Centerfield is my best position
Who is the best softball player you have ever seen play?
It's actually to many to name…
Why do you like the game of softball?
I love the competitiveness…. Plus getting to travel and see other cities
Who is the best up and coming player in softball and why?
There is a lot of up and coming player but just to name a few Everett Williams, Dontae Frazier, Tory Means, Al Rush, Reno Marley, Kema Wright, Chevis Clark….
What is your nickname in softball and how did you get it?
Hollywood…. A good friend n teammate gave me that name… Ronald "honeybun Johnson" Grace
What is your height and weight?
Where do you call home?
Troy, Alabama… Originally from Miami, Florida
What's your favorite way to spend an off weekend?
Go catch a few movies n relax…. Go to bowling alley
What do you do for a living?
I work at wal mart distribution center in the receiving department
Did you play sports in High School / College / Pro?
Played 4 years of football, n ran track, played baseball 3 years in high school
Went Troy University and ran track for 2 years
How did you get your start in softball and how did you get to the upper level?
I was a bat boy for my fathers team a long time so I always been around the game…. Primetime gave me a opportunity to play conference 2 years ago…
What was the most surprising difference between Conference play and non-Conference play when you made the jump?
Pitching and defense…
Is there a player that you would compare your game to?
I don't think so cuz every player brings something different to the table
What would you say is your career highlight to this point? Maybe one play or game that sticks out to you in particular?
Just getting a chance to play against the best softball players week in/ week out is a highlight to me….
In your career was there a single person (player/manager/coach) who had the most significant impact on your approach to the game? Why?
My first softball coach Eddie Carter push me to become a better player/person…
Without my BP partner(Dontae Frazier) I wouldn't be here cuz he helps me work on my game…. Tony b taught me valuable lesson.. THIS GAME WILL HUMBLE YOU SO NEVER TAKE IT FOR GRANTED….T-MAC always tell me play hard cuz you never know who is watching
What advice can you give a young player trying to break into the upper level?
Give it 110% all the time… Be a great teammate and remain humble regardless of what happens
What type of batting grip do you use and what ounce bat?
Normal batting grip… 26oz
What do you do in the offseason to prepare for the next softball season?
Go to the gym and take a lot of BP… Catch fly balls and take ground balls
What is your favorite sports team and your favorite sport other than softball?
University of Miami … Love watching football… College/professional
New York Yankees
Do you have any superstitions and if so, what are they?
Before every game I must listen to some old school music
What would be your "at bat" music selection?
Michael Jackson- wanna b starting something
What is the best improvement upper level softball could make?
I like the way it is…. Better the umpires cuz some of those guys make horrible calls
What is your favorite non-World tournament and why?
I like the smoky's
Playing in vegas
Playing in myrtle beach
What is the best softball field/complex you have played at and why?
I'll have to say myrtle beach… All turf fields makes me feel super fast lol
Where is the best place to eat on the road after a game?
I love to eat IHOP… But anywhere really not a picky eater
What is the funniest thing you have ever seen on a softball field?
a few years ago I seen a dude strike out not once but twice in one game…. His excuse was the bat was shave n it was 2 light
Tell us something about you that most would never know about you?
When I get a chance to I love to play video games
Call of duty
What was your favorite sports related gift you have ever given or received?
In 2013 I received an ALL WORLD trophy at the WSL World… Nobody expected us to win that weekend but overcame all odds n left as champions